Mukuru is an Africa-based FinTech that enables safe, affordable, reliable financial services to underserved communities. With over 40 million cross-border transactions over the last decade, we are one of Africa's largest remittances-led FinTech companies. Our remittance service offers customers the opportunity to send money to their relatives or friends. Additionally, we offer critical customer services such as Funeral Cover, The Mukuru Money Card and payment solutions for businesses in emerging markets.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Software Engineer to join our Financial Services engineering team, where you’ll be surrounded by passionate individuals, and a collaborative culture that fosters creativity and growth! We are a dynamic and innovative team committed to revolutionizing the industry. As a software engineer, you will be an integral part of our forward-thinking team, driving impactful projects and shaping the future of our products. You'll have the opportunity to work on exciting challenges, leverage the latest tools and technologies, and make a tangible impact on a global scale.

Duties and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Design, develop, and maintain .NET Core applications and microservices.
  • Develop and integrate RESTful APIs with existing systems and new features.
  • Work with MySQL databases to design, optimize, and manage database schemas and queries.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features.
  • Participate in code reviews, testing, and debugging to ensure high-quality code.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of development processes and best practices

Key Requirements

  • Relevant IT degree or diploma (desirable)
  • 6+ years of professional experience in .NET development, with a strong focus on .NET Core.
  • Experience with microservices architecture, including the design, development, and deployment of microservices.
  • Strong knowledge of MySQL databases, including database design, optimization, and management.
  • Expertise in developing RESTful APIs, including best practices for API design and security.
  • Experience with Docker and container orchestration tools such as Kubernetes.
  • Applied understanding of design patterns and principles (such as the Clean Architecture).
  • Understanding of Agile/Scrum methodologies and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Experience with version control systems, particularly Git.
  • Knowledge of CI/CD pipelines and tools for automated testing and deployment.
  • Familiarity with AWS services and products.
  • Familiarity with frontend technologies (e.g., React, Angular) is a plus

Additional Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong collaboration skills to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Continuous learning mindset to stay updated with the latest industry trends and

I am sure you are reading this job description and meet majority of the criteria BUT you may also still not be 100% comfortable in applying. We believe that there is a place for everyone under the Mukuru sun and we want YOU to contribute to our diverse tapestry of talent. So come on, take a leap of faith, and send your application if you meet majority of our requirements. Remember to include a snippet of how you will bring value and help us build a future of success that will help us determine where and how you may best be suited” Maybe you are just the future Mukurian we need!!

Should you be appointed in a remote/work from home role at Mukuru, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have uninterrupted internet connectivity and a ‘work-like’ environment at your home location, in order to deliver your best in terms of performance, productivity and service to our customers.

If you do not receive any response after two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.